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Serif Affinity

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Serif offers professional photo editing, page layout, graphic design and illustration software – Affinity Photo, Affinity Publisher and Affinity Designer available for Windows and Mac.

Key Facts


  • Heavily discounted pricing for the academic community
  • Choice of one, two or all three products
  • Fixed pricing for 3 years
  • Choice of an unlimited site licence or a fixed quantity of licences
  • Fixed quantity licences can be assigned by device, by user (staff and students) or a combination of both
  • Use on personal computers is covered for the unlimited site licence
  • Updates and all major upgrades that are released during the licence period will be provided
  • Windows and Mac licences provided

Important dates

Agreement Start: 21 June 2022

Agreement End: 31 May 2025

Subsequent invoice date: annually three months in advance of the anniversary of the licence start date

Licence Type

Unlimited site licence or fixed licence number

Commitment Period

Institutions will be committed to the licence for a three year period.


You can test the latest version of the Affinity products from Serif’s website.

Eligible Institutions

Higher and Further Education institutions in the United Kingdom and Third Level Institutions in Ireland.

Background Information

This Agreement has been negotiated by Jisc Licensing in response to a need within the Education community for professional creative software tools.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Licensor: Serif (Europe) Ltd, The Software Centre, Wilford Industrial Estate, Nottingham, NG11 7EP.

Product Description

There are three products available under this agreement, of which you may choose one, two or all three. There is a discount for opting for the complete suite.

Affinity Designer – design tools for creating concept art, print projects, logos, icons, UI designs, mock-ups and more, this powerful design app is already the choice of thousands of professional illustrators, web designers and game developers who love its silky-smooth combination of vector and raster design tools.

Affinity Photo – fast, smooth and precise image editing software, this essential app will revolutionise the way you work, whether you’re editing and retouching images, creating full-blown multi-layered compositions or making beautiful raster paintings.

Affinity Publisher – from books, magazines and marketing materials, to social media templates, website mock-ups and other projects, this next-generation publishing app gives you the power to combine your images, graphics and text to make beautiful layouts ready for publication.

Service and Support


Test the latest version of the Affinity products from Serif’s website.

Training and Training Materials

Tutorials and resources can be found here.

Technical Support

Serif will provide advice and support to the nominated technical Contact and/or his/her Deputy at Licensed Institutions during normal business hours. Serif support can be contacted at:

Email: edusupport@serif.com
Phone: 0115 9142000

Supplier Web Address


System releases, new versions and functionality

The Licensee is entitled to all updates and new versions that are made generally available to the Supplier’s customers.


Windows and Mac

Method of delivery of product

Software delivered via an online portal (preferred browser is Chrome).

Useful Resources

Useful Resources

Click below to access video tutorials for Affinity Design, Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher.  

Click here to visit the Serif Affinity Youtube page. Here you will find tutorials from real life users, tips and exciting news from Serif Affinity.

Click here to visit Spotlight, a blog highlighting inspiration, behind the scenes insight and updates.  

Terms and Conditions

Licensor: Serif (Europe) Ltd, The Software Centre, Wilford Industrial Estate, Nottingham, NG11 7EP.

The Chest Order, together with the Licence Terms and Conditions, and any exceptions listed below, create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor. Therefore please read the terms and conditions carefully and only submit a Chest Order if its terms and conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown.

Licence Type

The unlimited site licence and fixed quantity of licences are subject to the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software (June 2011).

Copying of the Software is allowed in accordance with the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.

Payment Terms

Jisc will invoice Licensed Institutions for the initial fee on receipt of a completed order. Sites will then be invoiced annually three months in advance of the anniversary of their licence start date until the end of their chosen Commitment Period.

You are advised that because of the requirement for Jisc to collect monies due before the anniversary date two charges may initially fall into one academic accounting year.

Chest is an Enterprise of Jisc. All Purchase orders must be made out to Jisc, 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB to cover all charges plus VAT.

All terms contained in a PO are expressly rejected and do not form part of the Licence or vary the Licence terms in any way.

Payments are due within thirty days of invoice date; recipients of late payments are entitled to interest in accordance with UK statutory provisions.

Termination Clauses

At the end of the Period of Agreement, if there is no new Agreement between Serif and Chest or a new Agreement directly between the Licensed Site and Serif, then Licensed Sites are required to remove all copies of Serif Products from their systems - including personal machines which have been loaded with a copy of the software - at the expiry of their Licence (Commitment) Period.

Location and Use Permissions

The product(s) may be used by any Authorised User of the Licensee for Educational Purposes which includes the administration and management of the licensee’s educational and research operations. These permissions are described in the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.

Students Yes
Academic Staff Yes
Non-Academic Staff Yes
Administration and management Yes
Staff home use rights Yes*
Student home use rights Yes*

Unless an unlimited site licence is purchased, licences can be assigned by device, by user (staff and students) or a combination of both - and they can be reassigned at anytime - the license administrator must ensure that no more licences have been assigned in total than the number of licences specified on the licence agreement document.

*The unlimited site licence will allow the institution to install the application(s) on all computers that are owned by the institution, and all students and staff can install the app(s) on their personal compatible devices (a separate, time limited installation file will be provided for this).

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